Easy Fried Crab Cakes

A really easy and very tasty crab cake recipe I put together with my 5-year-old son.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • ½ (4 ounce) packet saltine crackers, crushed

  • 1 medium bell pepper, minced

  • 2 stalks green onions, white parts only, minced

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or more to taste

  • 2 pounds cooked blue crabmeat, drained

  • 2 tablespoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, or more as needed


  1. Mix crushed crackers, bell pepper, green onions, egg, mayonnaise, and Dijon together in a large bowl. Gently fold in crabmeat, seafood seasoning, and black pepper using a wooden spoon or spatula. Form crabmeat mixture into 1/2-inch-thick patties, 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

  2. Put bread crumbs on a plate. Coat patties with bread crumbs.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties in batches and cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining patties, adding more oil as needed.

Cook's Note:

To crush the saltine crackers, put a half-sleeve of crackers in a zip-top plastic bag, seal, and crush with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 1216mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 480mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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